Last monday I started my new job as a Client Services Associate at PhotoShelter.
PhotoShelter is a really cool service that provides the tools for photographers to showcase their business online. One part CMS, one part storefront, one part… magic? Here’s how they describe themselves:
We’re the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers. With PhotoShelter you get a customizable website to show off your photography, plus a set of powerful tools that help you attract more website visitors, delight your clients, and make more money from your images. -PhotoShelter
PhotoShelter is serious about customer service, which is where I fit in. I’ve been providing customer service for years at SpeedySpots, where I was tutored by the best- Jeff Van Riper. So now I’ve moved onto the “pro” circuit and am putting that knowledge to work.
Another great thing about working here is that I can apply my (limited!) html/css knowledge. It’s really cool, because I actually use CSS professionally on a daily basis, and I can’t tell you how exciting that is. I’m sure it’ll get old fast, but whatever, it’s cool now.
What else about PhotoShelter? The people are all really friendly, and the atmosphere is pretty laid back. And they have parties on rooftops. And people are constantly taking photos. Maybe that’s the internet startup norm, maybe it’s more of a “young people in New York City” thing, but it works. The location is really awesome too. I didn’t know anything about Union Square before I started here, but it’s an interesting place to work. There’s always strange, new things happening in and around the park, and there are approximately a million restaurants surrounding it. I like!